2001 Borges LBV

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morteno
Cockburn’s Special Reserve
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2001 Borges LBV

Post by morteno » 20:16 Fri 29 May 2009

No decanting. It's subtle and smooth and doesn't really point in any particular direction with alcohol being the only thing standing out. I prefer LBVs to be powerful, an explosion in the mouth, full of fruits. This one isn't but it actually isn't too bad and not too good either. It's not overly sweet and boring like Graham's LBVs, though. Sweet but not too sweet. Pleasant is probably the best single word that describes it.

A bit of alcohol on the nose, likewise in the mouth. My girlfriend says it doesn't have the power to subdue the alcohol. I think she's right. Add to that that it doesn't really go that well with chocolate and we don't have a winner!

I may be slightly biased as I prefer younger and fruitier LBVs. But I could easily drink a whole bottle of this anyway (maybe because I haven't had port for a while?!) :nirvana: :D

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Re: 2001 Borges LBV

Post by AHB » 07:27 Sat 30 May 2009

Interesting - I don't think that I've ever seen an LBV from Borges before. Thanks for the note.
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morteno
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Re: 2001 Borges LBV

Post by morteno » 17:15 Wed 03 Jun 2009

It's unfiltered by the way and already showing significant sediment. Pricing is in the upper segment.

I'm just finishing the bottle now and it's not too bad, although the alcohol is still burning tongue and throat a bit.

Would I buy it again? No. Would I drink it again? Yes.

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